HO Kai On, Dennis was born in Hong Kong. He started learning painting in 1979 and has been creating art works since then he studied art in Chung Fung Studio. In 1984 and awarded Higher Diploma in Fine Arts later by First Institute Academy of Art. Since 2003 he has taken printmaking, oil painting and sculpture offered by the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, then he furthered his study in printmaking - specialist courses in 2007 and 2009 and was awarded a prize of Specialist Art Course in printmaking. Recently he concentrates more in serigraphy and the integration of various printmaking processes with other art media for creative expression.

A solo exhibition was held in 2011 at Artland Gallery and another at Tappole Studio and Art Horizon Printmaking Workshop in 2012.

His works were included in exhibitions held at Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Gothe Institute Art Gallery, Cattle Depot Common Gallery and Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre since 1988. His recent group shows include “ 2010 5 @ Change Exhibition ”, “ 2011 Nine Persons Prints Exhibition” and “ 4.10 Art Exhibition” which were all held at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre.


Artist Statement

Self portrait is quite commonly adopted as subject content for personal expression. It concerns my individual spatial world, my dream and subconscious self. They include different sections of my experiences, such as hurt, self indulgence quest for truth, reality and change or representation.

By exploring various media such as collage, text, brushes strokes and cultural symbols, I tried to extend the depth and intensity of my art. My recent works are characterized by the use of expressive lines in contrast to the previous emphasis dark and light and brushes.